Definition : Forceps used to seize, cut, and collect biopsy specimens from tumors or other diseased tissue during surgical and diagnostic procedures. They typically are comprised of two joined handles, each attached to a sampling jaw (with smooth, serrated, or toothed-jaw cutting edges), and a stabilizing needle or spike between the sampling jaws to seize and stabilize the specimen. They can be reusable or single use.
Entry Terms : "Punches, Endoscopic" , "Cervical Biopsy Punch Forceps" , "Biopsy Instruments" , "Biopsy Forceps"
UMDC code : 11775